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Bubble bursting: Is vitamin D an effective treatment for COVID-19?

Bubble bursting: Is vitamin D an effective treatment for COVID-19?

Stuart Ritchie | 
The case is simple: we know vitamin D – the “sunshine vitamin” – is involved in immune function, so could it ...
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Do genes affect our intelligence? The debate ‘is over’

Philip Ball | 
Researchers are now becoming confident enough to claim that the information available from sequencing a person’s genome – the instructions ...

CRISPR technologies could help ecosystems cope with climate change

India Bourke | 
Could an ingenious new technology save humanity from its greatest act of planetary self-harm? It may sound like something out ...
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Peter Thiel’s quest for immortality: Escaping death would create the highest form of inequality

Sanjana Varghese | 
Peter Thiel, tech-philanthropist and billionaire, surmised that “probably the most extreme form of inequality is between people who are alive ...
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Is ‘warrior gene’ responsible for violent behavior?

Adam Rutherford | 
At the root of their defence was monoamine oxidase A, known as MAOA. The gene MAOA encodes an enzyme whose ...

Can surrogate pregnancy fit into constructs of modern society?

Glosswitch | 
Surrogacy is not a new idea; indeed, there is a precedent in the book of Genesis, with the story of Abraham, ...

Home genome testing is here to stay

Ian Steadman | 
The FDA is right to be angry that 23andMe doesn't appear to be taking the regulatory process seriously. There are ...
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